Fintech funding in India with Aparajit Bhandarkar - CEO at DICE Fintech

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 4:00 – 8:00 AM UTC

Aparajit set up DICE Fintech - a fintech focused accelerator and fund in June of 2017, with a Rs. 100 Crs corpus and has made 8 investments in the past year. At DICE, Aparajit has built a team of 8 and has evaluated over 1,200 start-ups in spanning payments, alternate lending, wealth and markets, AI& NLP, blockchain, big data and cyber-security.

About this event

The topic for the fireside chat is - "Fintech funding in India"

If you are a Fintech & Edtech startup founder and looking for investment and mentorship then this event is for you. Aparajit is a CEO of DICE Fintech - a fintech focused accelerator with a Rs. 100 Crs corpus and he is actively looking to connect with Fintech and Edtech startups for investment. 

Aparajit is on the board of 2 companies - and which have successfully raised follow-on rounds and are scaling up well. Prior to joining DICE Fintech, Aparajit has worked at Jio Payments Bank as Head of Strategy (2015-2016) and YES BANK (2004-07, 2009-15). Aparajit was President & Country Head of Merchant Banking (2014-2015), President & Head of Financial and Investor Strategy (2009-2014), and was involved at the start-ups phase. He started his career as an articled trainee and senior with KPMG India (2002-2004). 

Aparajit’s skillset includes team building and working in a start-up environment especially in the fintech space. His hobbies include sailing, participating in triathlons/ marathons and visiting museums and vineyards around the world to appreciate art and wines.

We are also organizing a workshop on the same day on "Making Marketing Work". It will be conducted by Srujan team.

Most of the startups wrestle with competition, budgetary constraints, lack of dedicated resources, and above all lack of workable marketing plan. This workshop aims to tackle these issues.

Workshop content will be around the following things:

1) Marketing plan preparation 2) Digital Marketing - Tools, Techniques, Tricks 3) Lead Generation from digital 4) Inexpensive marketing 5) Grow your marketing efforts

We are hoping that through this workshop we help startup founders to get maximum out of their marketing efforts. 

Event Agenda:

Workshop on Making Marketing Work: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (Conducted by Srujan team)

Fireside chat Introductions: 11 AM to 11:15 AM

Fireside chat: 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Q & A: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM

Networking: 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM

Pitch your startup to Aparajit : 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM

Aparajit is actively looking for Fintech and Edtech startups to make an investment. If you are looking for funding and want to pitch your startup/idea to Aparajit then fill this form Aparajit will personally select 3-5 startups who will get 15 min slot with Aparajit to pitch their idea/startup.

Check out what happened



Saturday, March 30, 2019
4:00 AM – 8:00 AM UTC


4:00 AMWorkshop on "Making Marketing Work"
5:30 AMFireside chat intro
5:45 AMFireside chat with Aparajit
6:45 AMQ&A
7:15 AMNetworking
7:45 AMPitch your startup